‘Face’ Publisher Plans to Renovate Downtown Building
By DAVID MARTIN
Face magazine publisher Camilo Estremadoiro hopes to breathe life into the stately but neglected Brookfield Building at 11th and Baltimore. Estremadario is launching an effort to restore retail at the ground level and convert the upper floors into condominiums and apartments.
Built in the 1930s, the Brookfield Building fell into disrepair after being bought by Richard Turner, the managing partner in the redevelopment of the old Vista Del Rio apartment building. Turner is an accountant and longtime business associate of Wayne Reeder, an aging real-estate sharp who moved to Kansas City after his release from a federal prison camp. Reeder went to the clink for his role in the sudden collapse of two insurance companies.